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Battery Puncture - Number 1 RULE: Don't get burned!

Have you  ever wondered what’s the worst that can happen if you puncture a battery during a repair? Out of all the components inside of mobile devices the battery is the one that can potentially cause the most harm to the user or technician, not to mention destroy the device itself. When this happens, it's called a Thermal Runaway. The reason for this is the chemicals present inside of the b...
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National Women’s Month - Women in Tech!

Piggy’s Repairs - A focus on the Woman running a community based Service National Women’s Month gave us a great opportunity to recognize a woman in the tech industry that’s made her own path to device repair, while providing her family and community with her shared technical experience. We’d like you to meet Ashonda Sanoguet, owner and operator of Piggy’s Repairs, which is proudly located in ...
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SUPPLY CHAIN ALERT!

SUPPLY CHAIN ALERT! You may have read in the press that China has shut down the city of Hong Kong and neighboring Provinces due to spikes in COVID.  More than 66 million people have been ordered to shelter in place for the next week.  While some are working from home, factory and warehouse workers remain home.   This order will impact not only the product component product of parts for cell ...
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Want a quick way to test 13 different iPhone models? Get a Test Box S200

The Test Box S200 is a great product to use if you find yourself needing to test new or buyback screens for iPhones. The Test Box S200 comes with a charging brick and cable along with the Test Box device. The Test Box S200 does not come with the individual cables needed to test the iPhones, however this product is universal to 13 different models of phones.  So if you have a test phone that you...
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2 Tips for how to avoid FPC connector damage!

Are you damaging FPC connectors? Here are Tech Bob’s Quick Tips for Common Causes and How to Avoid: The right tool, the right way... One of the most common ways the FPC connector is damaged is by disconnecting the cable. A scenario we commonly see is a spudger or just a fingernail is inserted to deeply underneath the cable, the connector is hit, and the plastic pins are knocked loose....
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iPHONE REPAIR PRODUCT REVIEW: Nasan Protection Mold - Great for iPhone Back Glass Removal!

The Nasan Protection Mold is a metal template that protects the iPhone during the laser process. Such a simple concept helps prevent you from damaging an iPhone when using a fiber laser to remove back glass adhesive.  As the laser runs its patterns over the phone, the mold protects the iPhones vital areas preventing damage to the frames bezel, camera, wireless charging, charging ports or flexes...
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Avoiding iPhone long screw repair damage

Repair from iPhone screw damage is something we started seeing around iPhone 5. This tends to happen with the screws holding down the bracket for the display cables. These screws are different sizes and if you mix them up, you’re going to run into an issue where the screw goes past it’s mount on the board and it actually drills into the board damaging traces. The biggest tip we can give you to ...